May 16, 2022

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 16)

The International Monetary fund (IMF), in its April 2022 Economic Outlook, has revised its growth projection upward for the Nigerian economy in 2022 to 3.4 percent.1 The IMF had earlier…

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May 6, 2022

Harnessing The Potential of Demographic Dividend In Sudan

Sudan has transitioned to the era of demographic dividend. Yet, evidence from various sources shows that adequate policies have not been put in place to enable the country to achieve…

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April 29, 2022

The Quality of Budgetary Institutions In Africa: Exploring the Drivers

Budgetary institutions play a fundamental role in a country’s economic development and prosperity. First, the efficient and effective utilization of public resources, the strategic alignment of finances with a country’s…

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April 27, 2022

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 15)

Based on the ravaging effects of the covid-19 pandemic, the 2021 Budget sought to reposition the Nigerian economy towards recovery, growth and resilience. The latest 2021 budget implementation report, the…

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April 22, 2022

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 14)

Data from the Central Bank of Nigeria shows that as of April 8, 2022, external reserves were $39.66 billion.1 This indicates an increase of about $122 million from $39.54 billion…

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April 22, 2022

The Potential of Accelerated Education Programmes in Solving the Out-of- School Children and Youth Problem in West Africa

In many countries, myriad policy efforts and initiatives have been launched toward achieving the goal of Education for All. These include: grass-roots lobbying for the importance of schooling, political declarations…

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April 21, 2022

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 13)

The latest foreign trade data by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) shows that in 2021 Nigeria imported N1.29 trillion worth of durum wheat.2 An increase of 71.1 percent over…

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April 8, 2022

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 12)

The Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) held the second meeting for the year on the 21st of March, 2022, and voted to retain the Monetary…

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April 6, 2022

The Long-Term Labor Market Effect of Drought Exposure: Evidence from Nigeria

This study shows that women’s labour market outcomes in adulthood vary depending on the circumstance that prevails in the early stages of their lives. Exploiting the variation in drought incidences…

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March 29, 2022

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 11)

Following the food inflation of 17.1 percent in February 2022, the Selected Food Price Watch of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) indicates an increase in the average cost of…

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March 23, 2022

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 10)

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) data shows that headline inflation for February 2022 was 15.7 percent. Headline inflation in February 2022 is 0.1 percent points higher than 15.6 percent…

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March 16, 2022

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 9)

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) Power Sector Data report shows that Nigeria generated 36,397.92 Gwh of electricity in 2021, a 2 percent increase of over 35,720.27 Gwh generated in…

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March 9, 2022

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 8)

Data from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) revealed that crude oil price rose above $100 in February 2022 and has exceeded its historical price since 20143. The rise in…

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March 4, 2022

Curtailing State Extremism In Data Governance

There is an increasing level of attention and growing conversations at the national, regional and global levels, around the imperative for a more effective set of rules and regulations to…

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March 1, 2022

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 7)

The NBS report shows that the average retail price paid by consumers for premium motor spirit (petrol) slightly increased to N166.40 per litre in January 2022 from N 164.09 per…

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February 21, 2022

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 6)

A report on the telecommunications sector released by the National Bureau of Statistics shows that in Q4 2021, a total of 195.4 million subscribers were active on voice compared to…

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